Aims of Child Protection policy and procedures
The policy aims to develop a positive and proactive approach to safeguarding and establishes the position, role and responsibilities of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and Amaravati Family Events.
Amaravati Family Events are run by a voluntary group of families and volunteers that meet for four family events every year – Rainbows Weekend in the spring, the June Weekend, the summer Family Camp and the Young Persons Retreat in the Autumn. We come together at the Retreat Centre at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery at these events to live in community, abiding by the five Buddhist Precepts (see full policy below) and our Code of Safe Practice for Adults and Volunteers (see full policy below). This provides a framework for our practice and guidelines for living community in harmony.
This policy and the procedures outlined here, apply to everyone involved with Family Events at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. This includes all parents and carers, the monastic community, volunteers, outside activity leaders, resident Retreat Centre managers who come to support the events.